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Exercise #923

Exercise #923: Sound
Posted  12/10/21

Today, find your own sound. Your SUB could even be a comparison of sounds!

Try this:
Set a timer for two-hour intervals. At each two-hour point, stop what you’re doing and listen. Close your eyes, identify the sounds you hear. Write them down if you need to. Next two-hour point, do it again. Repeat at least four times. (If you don’t have a convenient way to do this or have things going on that you can’t stop for a sound pause, simply pick four different times during your day and listen. Good ones are when you first wake up, after your morning routine, mid-day and evening.)

After you’ve got impressions of sounds from four different times, think about them. What sounds were always there? Which time is your favorite? Why? Was any sound unexpected?

For your SUB, you may show us a general scene of a character in one of the sound points, show us a scene involving a character interacting with one of your sounds, do an essay about sounds and the differences between them each time, or make up something of your own.

Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
     * How well do you think the author incorporated sound in his/her piece?
     * Did it make you reflect on similar sounds in your own environment?

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line
       SUB: Exercise #923/yourname

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